Friday, 27 February 2015

Winter Navigation

The last couple of days I've been out with Edith, David, Joseph, Rebecca and Rachel from the Adventure Tourism Management Degree at West Highland College. I was running a Winter navigation course as part of their Winter workshops.
With strong winds and a high avalanche forecast we decided to stay pretty low yesterday and headed to the North side of Glencoe to look at some Winter navigation skills. We covered using timings, pacing in deep snow and aspect of slope. There was some really wild weather that blew in just after lunch and we got a taste of some real Winter weather! We also looked at techniques for dealing with whiteout conditions which were put to good use today!

Today we headed up Meall a Chaorainn from Lundavra on what started as a nice day. We recapped on some of the skills covered yesterday and as we got higher, some bad weather came in at very convenient time for us to practice our white out strategies!

Into the white room...!

A really enjoyable couple of days with some really keen young outdoor enthusiasts! Well done to everyone for a great performance, especially in some testing conditions!